10 Outdoorsy Things to Do Around Vancouver This Victoria Day Long Weekend

A runner on the seawall in Stanley Park

Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Nelson Mouellic

Since we will all be staying close to home this Victoria Day weekend, it’s the perfect time to play outside. Use our picks for the best outdoorsy things to do around Vancouver to plan your long weekend adventures.

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10 Outdoorsy Things to Do Around Vancouver This Victoria Day Long Weekend

Best Places to Spot Wildlife Near Vancouver

A woman taking photos of ducks, geese and swans at Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC

Spotting wildlife at Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park. Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver / Suzanne Rushton

Vancouver is known as a city connected to nature. So it shouldn’t be surprising to learn that there are lots of places near Vancouver to spot wildlife. You can see eagles, seabirds, raccoons, beavers, coyotes, whales, dolphins, seals, frogs, bears, bunnies and lots more. Grab your camera and maybe some binoculars, and head to one of these ten wildlife hot spots.

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Best Places to Spot Wildlife Near Vancouver

8 Best Places to Spot Wildlife in Vancouver

wildlife in vancouver

Image courtesy of Kurt Bauschardt | flickr.com

Whether you’re in the air, near the water, or up a mountain, there’s a good chance that you’re surrounded by thousands of living creatures. Vancouver is teeming with wildlife, whether its majestic whales, stinky skunks, or mischievous squirrels.

If you’re interested in spotting wildlife in Vancouver, you’re in luck — because it’s pretty easy. Check out the list below for 8 common examples of wildlife in Vancouver and where to spot them. Just remember to keep your distance, because wildlife should stay wild!

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8 Best Places to Spot Wildlife in Vancouver

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